Monday, September 12, 2011

5 Visions about Future of Mobile Learning

My journey to understand different sides of mobile learning continues.  This third post presents some great visions of future of mobile learning. Previous mlearning post so far: Mobile Learning Resources and Definitions of Mobile Learning. Welcome to future!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Top Mobile Learning Resources For Teachers

In my first mobile learning post i made couple of Definitions of mobile learning. This post presents some top resources which i have been using in learning more about mlearning. I was inspired to this post after watching this video about mobile learning: 21st Century Learning Mobile Learning Devices. Everything tells me that mobile learning is one of the key elements in future learning.  After that i found fantastic Prezi Welcome to the future . . .today by Simon Crook. If you like taste some learning flow, take this trip. If you are not done yet, check also this Prezi Mobile technology at innovations by George Engel.

Few more resources for journey to understand whole field of mobile learning.

Top Mobile Learning Pages:

St. Marys City Schools:Mobile Learning Technology
Cybraryman mobile learning page
Mobile Motivation: Mobile Learning Resources by Shelly Terrel
Learning in hand
50 mobile learning resources

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Definitions of Mobile Learning

Summer is over and my school has started about 4 weeks ago. This semester we have a goal to start several pilots of different use of mobile learning devices like tablets and smart phones. My #finnedchat colleague Renkomaki school principal Jukka Manninen teach alphabets to 1. graders with mobile phones Letter A with mobile learning (look the video which is in Finnish but you get the point) and that really inspired me to go deep to my Diigo files. I found there about 300 mlearning tags, most of from real mobile learning teacher @snewco Scott Newcomb. Looks like im going to spent some time in my Diigo library.

Im going to post series of mobile learning posts and try to open the field for me and teachers who are not familiar practical and educational use of mobile learning devices. Im heading from theory towards practice and finally post also our school practical experiences of mlearning.

First there are couple of definitions (there are plenty of more) of mobile learning.  In Upside Learning blog: General Considerations for Mobile Learning (mLearning) i found many definitions on mobile learning:

Wikipedia defines mobile learning  as “Any sort of learning that happens when the learner is not at a fixed, predetermined location, or learning that happens when the learner takes advantage of the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies”.
In other words, mLearning decreases limitation of learning location with the mobility of general portable devices1.
Simply put, mobile learning is the acquisition or modification of any knowledge and skill through using mobile technology, anywhere, anytime and results in the modification of behavior

What is mobile learning?

Upper: Thoughts on the state of mobile learning

Mobile Learning 1 by